Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cleaning Thursday and getting ready for the radio garden show

Hi!

It's a cloudy Thursday morning, so I took the opportunity to clean the pots. I have noticed that the vermin lay their eggs in the flowerpot dishes (?). So I use steam to clean the dishes.

Not very scientific, but it's a great therapy :-) Here they are. Steamed and cleaned.


Also, don't miss today's radio show :-) http://www.kkup.org/calendar.htm
You can listen live on the Internet.

Hot regards,
  Mats

Saturday, 23 July 2016

An update - 4 varieties

Hi!

Time for a small update.

CAP 1153, one of my favorite Capsicum chacoense

 It doesn't look too good. But I hope there will be some pods, so I can save the seeds.

CA1

I've lost the name of this one. It's a really big fruit. 20cm and heavy weight. I expect it to taste like a bell pepper or similar.

 And a close-up of the flowers.

Malagueta

OK, now we're having a heat wave, in the end of July. But this one has had a really rough start of the season. Hoping for at least some pods.


Chile de arbol

It's funny. This one is a classic variety, but I've never grown it before. I like the shape of it. The flowers are pretty, typical annuum.

Hot regards,
  Mats

White fatalii

Hi!

Finally. My white fatalii is ready to pick. It's taken a long time for it to develop, and it's not so easy to see when it's ready. But the white colour has deepened the last week, so I gave it a try.



Started with a small pod. It should be perfect for our tomato soup :-)

Hot regards,
  Mats

Chile Pepper Forum on KKUP Thursday 28th of July

Welcome to listen to the Chile Pepper Forum on Thursday the 28th of July.





More info here =>http://www.kkup.org/calendar.htm

Regards,
  Mats

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Roumanian gallo

Big excitement. My Peperoncino Roumanian Gallo, that I grow for the first year is ready to taste. Here it is in the pot.
 And here it is ready to be sampled :-)

The taste: Almost a little sweet, but with some heat. It's perfect to eat as it is, or sliced on crisp bread.

Wishing you a great week!
  Mats

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Chile de Arbol

Hi!

Chile de arbol is an old classic, but I have to admit that I have never grown it before. So this is the first year.

It had a rough start. It got spider mites when the plants were inside, but now it is recovering, and starting to set nice looking flowers. Hope to see a pod soon!

Hot regards from a warm Stockholm!
   Mats

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Chiles in Grövelsjön

Hi again!

We were up in the north last weekend. In the window of the mountain lodge at Grövelsjön, we found this plant :-) Totally unexpected to find peppers there!

Not very far away from the mountain lodge, there is the highest waterfall in Sweden. Njupeskär.

This is what I call a high quality lunch! Fantastic place!

Hot regards,
  Mats